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About Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker

Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Monica, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery. Dr. Kuchenbecker is affiliated with Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center, Saint John's Health Center and UCLA Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker is Great. Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Specialties

Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker has the following 1 specialty

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

Board Certifications

Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Five Stars

What a great doctor . I feel so lucky to be able to be his patient.

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One Star

As a nurse who works at one of the hospitals he works out of, wouldn't let him touch my dog. Rudest man ever. Pompous. Arrogant. Treats nursing staff horrendously. Good luck if you need something after the afternoon hours. He won't deal with you until the morning. He'll also chew out your nurse for calling on your behalf. Avoid him

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Gentlemen and a skilled surgeon WHAT A RELIEF AFTER SO MANY YEARS DISCOMFORT!

THIS DOCTOR WAS GREAT! I had been misdiagnosed by a few different internists who in turn referred me to another surgeon in this area who was just outright obnoxious. Having been alarmed and treated rudely by others, I was somewhat anxious about having to interface with another power tripping doctor. Dr. Kuchenbecker was incredibly graceful and generous with his time. He explained everything to me in detail before proceeding to treat me. His bedside manner was excellent but more importantly, his obvious knowledge and skill confirmed that I was in the right place. I then had him suggest a new internist. Definitely someone who should be considered and I am sure if you research him you will come to the same conclusion.

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The man abused his power as a physician

I was scared and vulnerable, facing a potentially fatal skin cancer diagnoses, and Dr. Kuchenbecker took advantage of me, saying repeatedly what a "very attractive young lady" I was while he conducted a breast exam (without a nurse present). I regret I wasn't secure enough at the time to report him. Chief surgeon or not (and he left a hideous, visible scar) he's a CREEP.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kuchenbecker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center
  • Saint John's Health Center
  • UCLA Medical Center
  • John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Med Center
  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University of California at Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1974

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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